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The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Malibu This Memorial Day Weekend

The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Malibu This Memorial Day Weekend

With Memorial Day weekend almost upon us, there’s one last chance to treat yourself to the rest and relaxation you so desperately deserve before the long, hot summer days arrive. Widely regarded as one of the United States’ most beautiful locations, Malibu provides the perfect destination for a long weekend, offering up sun, sand, and shopping in a single stunning coastal enclave. Before tourists descend on every beach in America this June, give yourself some time to recharge with a trip to Malibu this Memorial Day weekend. Here’s what to do while you’re there:

Take a wine hike: Nothing pairs better with a Malibu vacation than a glass of Malibu wine. Fortunately, this California city is home to some of the world’s best vineyards, including Saddlerock Ranch, which you can enjoy firsthand by signing up for the Malibu Countryside Wine Hike. Get in your workout for the day and enjoy a glass of the winery’s famous sparkling rosé or refreshing sauvignon blanc on this unique vineyard tour.

Learn to surf at Zuma Beach: One of the best beaches for surfing in the country, Zuma Beach is the perfect place to test your mettle on the water. Whether you’re a first-time surfer or a seasoned pro, the perfect surfing conditions and natural beauty of Zuma Beach are sure to win you over.

Check out Escondido Falls: If you’re eager to take some Instagram-worthy pics on your vacation, there’s no better place to do it than Escondido Falls. After walking for about four miles along Escondido Canyon Trail, past some of Malibu’s most inventive architecture and lush vegetation, you’ll hit this 150-foot, three-tiered waterfall, the perfect spot to relax and snap a few photos before you head back down.

Hit the hills in Solstice Canyon: Get in your daily cardio and enjoy some of the most beautiful views of Malibu by taking a hike in Solstice Canyon. This beautiful park is home to a wide variety of Malibu wildlife, from birds to butterflies, and offers a diverse array of trails catering to new hikers and experienced climbers alike.

Grab some must-haves at Malibu Country Mart: Whether you’re eager to see local celebs or just grab a cup of coffee, Malibu Country Mart is a must-see when you’re in the area. Shop stores like Calypso St. Barth, John Varvatos, and Vince, grab a drink from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, or loosen up at the end of a long day with a class at the Malibu Country Mart outpost of Pure Barre.

Whether you’re hitting the beach or hitting the wine trail, Malibu is the perfect place spend this Memorial Day weekend. Give yourself the break you deserve by spending some time in this waterfront paradise this Memorial Weekend and return to your real life feeling relaxed and re-energized!



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Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. I’ve driven through Malibu but haven’t had the chance to explore it. Wine tasting is right up my street so I would love to do this!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Definitely spend more time there when you have the chance, Mellissa 🙂

  2. Malibu looks amazing and loving the views. Wine you say? I am there (the next time I am stateside) 😀

    • Carmen Edelson

      Ha, the wine is just calling your name I’m sure!

  3. Megan Jerrard

    Wow Malibu sounds like an incredible destination – I could definitely mix incredible nature and scenery with a wine trail – we won’t be in the States this memorial day weekend, but hopefully next year 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      Honestly, it’s great any sunny weekend 🙂

  4. Wine+Surf+Nature+Waterfalls, I think Malibu can be the perfect spot for anyone who wants to spend a weekend full of fun activities! The beach does look amazing!

    • Carmen Edelson

      It really is amazing, Efthimis!

  5. Wow! There’s something for everyone in Malibu! I’m a natural attractions kinda gal who loves my food, so a wine hike sounds like the ideal way to see the highlights! And who says I can’t get more of both by sneaking in a visit to the Country mart? Awesome!

    • Carmen Edelson

      So many beautiful hikes in Malibu! You’d love it.

  6. You absolutely win me with the wine hike. Beaches, beautiful nature and wine, I believe this is the perfect combination for an awesome weekend.

    • Carmen Edelson

      It’s certainly an ideal weekend 🙂

  7. Some great tips on where to go in Malibu. It looks like a fabulous destination. I’m planning a trip to the USA and will hopefully get there next year.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I hope you have a fabulous time, Christina 🙂

  8. The first picture itself is inspiration enough. The way the light falls on the rows of trees is magical. I almost mistook it for fairy lights.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Ha, I see what you mean! It’s just magical 🙂

  9. Wow! Great place to visit in California. I would love to do beach and wine at the same time. California is great place to do a vacation 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      There’s just so much to see in California and Malibu is just one great place!

  10. Malibu sounds like a great plan for the memorial day weekend. I would love to take the wine hike and explore the waterfalls!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I highly recommend it! You’d have a great time 🙂

  11. I didn’t know about Escondido Falls (I guess that’s how it got it’s name!). I’ll have to be sure to take that in the next time we visit Malibu. It’s such a beautiful place…

    • Carmen Edelson

      Definitely check it out next time you’re in town, Tami!

  12. I really want to spend time in Malibu. Went to LA and Palm Springs for the first time last year and fell in love with California. I’m hoping we can head up the Pacific Coast and explore more. Thanks for the tips 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      You’re so welcome, Jamie! Happy travels 🙂

  13. I love Malibu! It’s the perfect spot for a long weekend in SoCal

    • Carmen Edelson

      I totally agree, Sherianne!

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